Sajid Javid and Met chief Cressida Dick visit South London after she slammed Home Office

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The nation's top police officer has been pictured roaming the tough streets of south London with the Home Secretary hours after accusing the Government of leaving police unable to stop violent crime.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick and Sajid Javid visited Brixton this morning - amid a knife epidemic in the capital - just one day after she called for the Home Office to 'show more leadership'.

Mr - Javid - Visit - Leadership - Round

Mr Javid said during the visit there needs to be 'more leadership all round' in response to the police chief's comments.

The Home Secretary announced that 29 projects endorsed by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales will receive funding totalling £17.7 million over two years.

Money - Towards - Aim - Children - People

The money will go towards initiatives that aim to divert children and young people away from a life of crime and violence at an early stage.

He said: 'I think there needs to be more leadership all round in this. This is a huge issue, huge challenge we're facing, young people losing their lives.

'These - Statistics - People - Parents - Others

'These aren't statistics, they're real people. Parents and others will be absolutely devastated and they're looking for leadership on this issue, absolutely from government, but also from police, from mayors and others.

'And that's what they're certainly going to get from the Government.'

Comments - Ms - Dick - 'I - Think

Asked about her comments, Ms Dick said: 'I think, genuinely, people have taken out of context what I was trying to say.

'In a long-ranging interview, I said that in relation to technology, in a highly complicated system, where we need to get ahead of the criminals and be able to develop technology really fast, it would be really helpful if...
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